The Government of India decided to disallow the usage of 59 Chinese apps to ensure the safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace. The official statement made by the Ministry of Electronics and IT stated that these apps were “engaged in activities which are prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of state and public order". The list included 2 names in the gaming category: Mobile Legends and Clash Of Kings.
Today, let us specifically discuss the fate of a 5vs5 MOBA game called Mobile Legends Bang Bang. The game has over 100 million downloads, with a rating of 4.2 stars on Google Play Store and over 75M active monthly users. Amid the growing Esports competency in MLBB, there exits a large ecosystem of content creators, professional players, organizations, talent agencies, and tournament organizers who are thriving to build business opportunities in India despite dealing with the effects of the ongoing global pandemic. This sudden decision of banning the game will certainly have repercussions. If you’re one among the enthusiast who wants the ban to be lifted, citing the professional opportunities it has, please voice out your opinion to build a community that can file a petition to revoke the ban.